LITTLETON, N. C.
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REV. J. M. RHODES.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1906-1907
TKe Littleton Business College
LITTLETON, N. C.
PRKSSES OV EDWAUDH & BROUGHTON, RALBIGH, N. C.
Our Trustees 4
Our Purpose 6
Woman's Sphere 7
Our Location 7
The School's Relation to Littleton College 8
An Ex plana tion 8
Our Course of Study 9
Commercial Course 9
Shorthand Department 10
Charges per Month 12
Our Regulations 12
Deportm ent 13
Industrial Department. 14
General Instructions 15
Schedule of W ork 17
The Annual Session will begin on Wednesday, Sep-
tember 12, 1906, and will be divided into four quarters
of twelve weeks each. Pupils may enter at the begin-
ning of any one of these quarters. Write to us for
further particulars as to this.
Ex-Governor C. B. Aycock, President.
E. A. Thorne, Vice-President.
W. E. Spruill, Secretary.
WiivUS Alston, Sr.
R. C. Bkaman.
G. D. Best.
Z. W. Evans.
Gov. R. B. Glenn.
W. S. Hester.
W. H. P. Jenkins.
J. M. Rhodes.
W. S. Rone.
E. A. Yates.
representing alumnae association :
Mrs. Mamie Jenkins Clay.
Miss Mollie S. Taylor.
Miss Mary L. Wyche.
J. M. RHODES, Pre:sident,
Commercial Lazv and Business Ethics.
Mrs. LIDA H. RHODES, Lady Principal,
In the Place of Mother to Our Pupils.
ROSA LEE TERRILL,
Bookkeeping, Stenography and Typezvriting.
Stenography and Typewriting.
SALLIE POTTER BETTS,
MOLLIE STEPHENSON TAYLOR,
BLANCHE ELEANOR FLEETWOOD,
EMMA WILLIAMS THORNTON,
Secretary to President.
VARA LOUISE HERRING,
Resident Trained Nurse.
Dr. WILLIS ALSTON,
We have long seen what we beheve to be the desira-
bihty of a Business College for Women. In our work
such an institution has for several years appeared to be
We have for many years striven very earnestly to
thoroughly equip young women who have been students
in our Business Department for successful work in the
business world. Doing this work in combination with
that of our Literary Department, it has been a very
difficult matter to make a success of it. Many of our
pupils have gone out without adequate preparation,
because, attempting too much work, they have slighted
a part of it.
To do our best work we have for years had a grow-
ing conviction that we must have a well-equipped
Business College, the work of which would be entirely
separate from that of the Literary, Musical, Science
and Art Departments.
Women are seeking remunerative employment, and
there is a demand for their services. Thousands of
them are going out without preparation, thousands
more with preparation so inadequate that failure is al-
most a certainty. There is much in the way of prep-
aration that is necessary to women that men do not
need, instruction and training that is not given in the
average business college which claims to be for both
sexes but is really intended primarily for men. This
fact is not always recognized, but it is, nevertheless, a
All the efforts of this institution will be directed to-
ward the work of equipping women for success in the
business world. A close study will be constantly made
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of their needs, and their relation to business circles,
and earnest efforts will be made to fit them for the
special tasks that are now coming to them in the great
industrial and commercial circles of the country.
There is undoubtedly an open field for a school of
this kind, a school that will haz'e a special zvork to do
and in many respects a peculiar task to perform.
The commercial world is bidding for women, and
in most instances without re;?;ard to their future, the
one object being to get the work done and with as
much economy as possible. The worker has her in-
terests to conserve, and needs to be well equipped. We
believe that women can best secure this preparation in
a school that is for their own sex exclusively.
It is very probably true that nine-tenths of the young
women who go to business colleges to get preparation
as accountants, bookkeepers, stenographers, etc., will,
in a few years, marry and become the keepers of our
homes. This is as it should be. Therefore, this great
fact should never be lost sight of in a woman's prepara-
tion for the work she intends doing in the near future.
The fact that by creation she was designed for, and by
nature peculiarly fitted to be, the queen of the home,
should, in the work of her preparation in school, stand
out above everything else and be constantly kept be-
fore the teacher.
The school is located in Warren County, immedi-
ately on the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which forms
the northern boundary of its large and beautifully
We have six daily passenger trains, which, with
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their connections, make the school comparatively easy
of access from any point within a thousand miles of us.
Littleton is a health resort, and the health record of
Littleton College is a remarkable one. During the 24
years of the existence of this institution there has been
only one death among the pupils. During the last
scholastic year, with a matriculation of nearly 250
pupils and more than 250 people in the building, the
cost of a physician's services was less than ten cents
per pupil for the entire year.
The School's Relation to Littleton College
The pupils of the Littleton Business College for Wo-
men will live in the Residence Building of Littleton
Female College, having the same protection and social
advantages as pupils who take the literary courses,
those in the two schools often rooming together. The
business college pupils will also have the use of the
Littleton College Library and Gymnasium, and those
so desiring can take physical culture under the regular
Littleton College instructor.
This relationship will be of immense advantage to the
Business College pupils. This advantage will be read-
ily seen and easily recognized by an)^ thoughtful per-
son who is at all familiar with the great temptations
which beset young women in the city business colleges
and the risks they take in our large cities while they are
yet unprepared to resist the allurements of a cold and
The Littleton Business College is not a new school,
but is the enlargement of the Business Department of
Littleton College, and, based on the work that has
already been done, and the experience acquired, we
shall conduct a Business College with the same courses
MRS. LIF)A n. RHODES.
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of study and the same standard and methods of work
that will be found in the city business colleges. This
places the school upon the foundation of an experience
of 24 years of successful educational work, during
which time the President and founder has made a close
and careful study of the needs of young women.
Our Courses of Study
These are divided into three departments — Commer-
cial, Shorthand, and English.
In these three departments we have endeavored to
include everything that is usually taught in any busi-
ness college, with the purpose of thoroughly fitting
our pupils for a successful career in whatever work
they may undertake in the business world.
We aim at nothing less than the best
Our v/ork of which young women are capable,
Standard and, as we have in past years done, we
shall in future endeavor to do our best
for the pupils who come to us.
Pupils completing the three courses of
Diplomas study or being adjudged proficient in
English and completing the Commercial
and Shorthand courses, will be awarded a diploma.
Pupils completing either the Commercial
Certificates or Shorthand course will be awarded a
Certificate of Proficiency in that course.
It is much better to complete both courses, though a
pupil may take either without the other.
In this department instruction is given in Book-
keeping (both double and single entry), Arithmetic,
Penmanship, Spelling, Commercial Law, Business
Correspondence, Business Ethics, and Rapid Calcula-
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We piirpose in this department to teach students the
theory of bookkeeping in its most practical form, and
then by actual practice familiarize them with the work
they will be expected to do in a business office. Pu-
pils not proficient in Arithmetic will be expected to take
it in the English Department.
With the exception of the Bible and
Business dictionary, there is no book published
Arithmetic that is of so much importance to a busi-
ness student as arithmjetic, and no study
on which one's success is so dependent. It teaches
accuracy and precision, and is, perhaps, the most po-
tent factor in the whole business course in the develop-
ment of these qualities in a student which insure
success. A pupil cannot put too much stress on Arith-
metic. Without it success in the business world is an
One who hopes to be successful as an
Penmanship accountant or bookkeeper in a business
office must write a good hand. We teach
a plain, rapid system, and advise all pupils to give
special attention to penmanship.
In this department we teach Stenography and Type-
writing, Business Correspondence, Punctuation, Capi-
talization. McKee's New Standard System of Short-
hand is taught.
Stenography is a scientific system of brief writing. A
practical acquaintance with the art of Shorthand writ-
ing is highly favorable to the improvement of the mind,
invigorating all its faculties and drawing forth all its
resources. No one can study it without realizing the
benefits which come to every active mind from the
contemplation and mastery of that which is rational,
true and beautiful.
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The best system of Stenography is one in which the
characters are easily formed, written in regular order,
legible and capable of being written at a high rate of
speed. McKee's New Standard, the system used in
this department, meets these requirements. The New
Standard is superior, we think, to all other systems in
the cardinal principles of simplicity, legibility and rap-
An average speed of one hundred words per minute
on new matter correctly written is required in short-
hand, and an average of thirty-five words per minute
from dictation and twenty-five per minute in transcrib-
ing is required on the typewriter.
Certificates for the completion of Stenography and
Typewriting will be given to those who stand the re-
quired examinations satisfactorily.
Pupils not proficient in English Gramm.ar and Com-
position will be required to take these studies, includ-
ing punctuation, capitalization, etc., in the English
Department, in addition to the work indicated above.
What we have said regarding Arithmetic
English in the Business Department is true of
English in this department. It is perfect
folly for one to expect to make a successful stenogra-
pher without a good knowledge of English.
Instruction is given in this department in English
Composition, including the structure of sentences, punc-
tuation and capitalization, English Grammar, Arith-
metic, Penmanship, and Spelling.
This departmcCnt becomes a necessity in a business
college because so many pupils wish to take a busi-
ness course who are not proficient in English. Pupils
who are deficient in these studies are advised to take
and complete them if possible before taking up either
the Shorthand or Commercial Course. Where this
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cannot be done, special stress miust be placed on the
studies of the English Department until the student is
adjudged to be proficient in these studies.
Charges Per Month
Board, including laundry, heat and lights,
$7.00 to $10.00
Stenography and Typewriting 4.00
Business English and Arithmetic 3.00
Services of nurse and use of Library i.oo
Use of text-books .50
Pupils will not pay all of the above-named charges
unless they take all of the above-named courses. They
will pay for board, services of nurse and use of text-
books ; in addition to this they will pay for instruction
in any one or more of the three courses mentioned.
The charge for the use of text-books will be the same
whether the pupil takes one or more courses. We do
not advise, as a rule, the taking of all three of these
courses at the same time. If a pupil should be defi-
cient in English, it is better for her to take this course
before attempting the other two. In this case she
would pay for board, services of nurse, use of Library
and text-books, and in addition $3.00 per month for
instruction in business English.
Our Business College pupils live in the same home
and are subject to the same regulations and discipline
as are those taking the literary and other courses in
For many years great stress has been
jl^g placed by us on our home life. Our
Home Life school-home is like one great family. The
family life of the Christian home is kept
up as far as possible.
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This has already proven itself to be a very potent
factor in the development of the pupils of Littleton
College, hundreds of whom have gone out as strong
and useful women, and cannot be less important to
young women who wish to prepare themselves for a
successful career in the business world than to those
who are taking literary studies.
We regard character building as the
Character greatest work we are doing. In fitting
Building young women for future usefulness,
nothing can be of more importance.
Surely in the business world, strength, steadiness, self-
confidence, reliability, integrity are a necessity. We
regard these as a part of the assets of every young
woman who goes out from our college home, and ex-
pect every one of our Business College pup 'Is to make
special efforts to acquire them.
Our methods will be the same as those of other
business colleges, and we shall strive to excel them if
possible in thoroughness of work. We shall earnestly
endeavor to do the same quality of work in the Busi-
ness College that has won such notable distinction for
We place great stress upon the importance of lady-
like deportment at all times and under all circumstances,
in the college and out of it. The scholarship of a pupil
is alv/ays at a discount if her deportment is not good.
She must have real character and be a lady as well as
a scholar. While deportment is not, in the strictest
sense, a part of scholarship, we so consider it. We,
therefore, place the deportment grade in our reports
with the recitation grades, and in the final average
bring it in as a part of the scholarship grade. We do
this because we believe it is right and because we think
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ladylike deportment is even more to be desired than the
best scholarship without it.
Information concerning this will be given on appli-
It is our purpose and desire to discourage at all
times any tendency toward display in dress. We wish
our pupils to dress neat and plain, and experience has
taught us that a uniform is economical from several
points of view in school life and work. The uniforms
adopted at the Littleton Business College are as follows :
No. I. — Fall, Winter and Spring.
Untrimmed, dark navy-blue woolen skirt and waist
of white lawn, pique, any other plain cotton fabric, or
linen. (The collar may be of white linen, of goods
like waist, of white, black or navy-blue ribbon. Fancy-
colored ties and ribbons are not a part of the uni-
No. 2. — Commencement.
White India or Persian lawn, trimmed with tucks
and ruffles of same, with white ribbon collar and belt ;
or plain shirt-waist suit of white pique, duck, lawn, or
(Sashes and streamers do not belong to the uniform.)
All pupils need Uniform No. i at the beginning of
the school year in September, this beins;- the dress used
for church and street wear throuR-hout the entire year.
The Com(mencement Uniform is not really necessary in
the fall, although those who have it usually enjoy wear-
ing it to public exercises in the chapel during the year.
Some pupils come expecting;- to wear the uniforms to
school. They are not school dresses, and are worn only
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to church, concerts, shopping, visiting, and on all pub-
lic occasions. School dresses should be simple, neat
and comfortable, such as the pupil would wear ordi-
narily at her home or to school.
THE COLIvEGE CAP
is the uniform head-dress for both winter and summer.
It is of navy-blue flannel, and may be bought in the
college for $1.35.
We have no uniform wrap, but the majority of the
pupils wear navy-blue or black wraps ; shades of tan,
brown and gray are not objectionable, but conspicuous
shades of red, green, etc., are not acceptable.
1. It is our purpose and desire to guard against all
influences that would be objectionable in any private
Christian home. Officers, teachers and pupils alike
exert themselves to maintain a pure, wholesome at-
mosphere in our home.
2. Pupils are required to take out-door exercise by
daily walks in com.pany with the teachers, but, when
the weather is unfit for this, calisthenics and exercises
in physical culture are given in the gymnasium, under
the supervision of the teacher of physical culture. No
brain work is allowed during the "walking hour," but
this must be recognized by all as a time for recreation.
3. We have found it not to the interest of pupils to
visit their homes frequently during the session. They
are not permitted, as a rule, to spend a night or take
meals outside of the college.
4. When puppils are expecting to have gentlemen
friends call, as they may be passing through town, it
will be necessary for us to have written instructions
from parents or guardians as to this, so that there may
be no embarrassment concerning it.
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5. When it becomes necessary or advisable for a
pupil to leave the college for any reason, parents or
guardians are requested to send us, in advance, written
instructions concerning her leaving.
6. Pupils are allowed to do shopping in the town
once a month, in company with the teacher who is on
7. Each pupil, teacher and officer boarding in the
Business College will furnish one pair of sheets (2 by
21-2 yards), one white counterpane or bed-spread
(same size), one pair of pillow-cases ( 18 by 32 inches),
one pair of blankets or a heavy quilt, laundry bag, four
to six towels, four to six table napkins, and a spoon
and cup or glass for her room. (Each bed is furnished
with pillows and one blanket by the college.)
8. Every article of clothing, including bed-clothing,
should be marked distinctly with the owner's name.
Garments to be laundered should be marked in such
places as will be conspicuous when folded, where this
9. There will be a charge of ten cents per meal for
all meals sent to bed-rooms.
10. Each pupil should have one heavy and one light
wrap, broad and thick-soled shoes, overshoes or san-
dals, and umbrella. It frequently costs many times
the worth of these things to be without them.
11. Letters and packages should invaribly be ad-
dressed in care of Littleton Business College. Pack-
ages sent by express should be prepaid.
12. Our grounds are strictly private, and are reserved
for the use and recreation of the inmates of the college-
13. In addition to general deportment and character,
the care of their rooms, desks and books is taken into
consideration when grading pupils on deportment.
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14. None but safety matches are allowed to be used
in the building; therefore, pupils and teachers are re-
quested to bring no matches, as they can be purchased
15. Dentistry and dressmaking, if possible, should be
attended to before the pupil leaves home, thus avoiding
interruption in regular school work.
16. All inmates of the college recognize and welcome
Sunday as a day of quiet, rest and meditation ; visitors
are not, therefore, received on the Sabbath, as a rule.
17. Patrons will please write for desired information
concerning any matter.
Schedule of Work
6 Rising Bell.
7 Notice Bell.
7 130-8 Breakfast.
8-9:00. .Caring for Rooms, Preparation for School, etc.
9-9 130 Chapel Service.
9 :30-i Class Recitations.
I- 1 .-30 Dinner.
2-3 130 Class Rec'tations.
3 130-3 145 Section Meetings, Distribution of
Mail and Preparation for Walk.
3 45-4 130 Recreation and Walking Hour.
5 130-6 Evening Pra3^er.
6-6 130 Supper.
6 •■30-7 ^30 • • .Current Events and Social Hour.
7 130-9 130 Study Hour.
10 Retirine Bell.